Escaped Fla. inmate who stole deputy's car captured
Brevard County deputies used a GPS tracker on a stolen decommissioned cruiser to find a man who escaped from a Brevard County Jail work release site
By Gal Tziperman Lotan
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard County deputies used a GPS tracker on a stolen decommissioned cruiser to find a man who escaped from a Brevard County Jail work release site, court records show.
Daniel Amoroso was arrested — again — on Wednesday night in Orlando. Deputies added charges of escape and grand theft of a motor vehicle to his existing charge of failure to appear in court.
Amoroso had been in the Brevard County Jail since July. He was in a minimum security facility, and regularly repaired cars at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Fleet Maintenance Building, records show.
Amoroso told his cellmate at the Brevard County Jail that he wanted to steal a car and get out of there, Agent Jeremy Benton later wrote in his arrest affidavit.
On Tuesday Amoroso found an old cruiser — a decommissioned 2009 Chevrolet Impala that had its sheriff’s office logos scraped off. He got in and drove away, deputies said.
Once fleet maintenance staff realized he was gone, deputies used a GPS tracker still in the car to try and locate Amoroso, records show. They found him at an apartment building on Boston Avenue in Orlando, records show.
Amoroso is being held on no bond in the Brevard County Jail.